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Volatility can’t hide declining growth

Asia-Europe volumes may have fluctuated in the 1st quarter of 2019, but it doesn’t hide the fact that growth has been slowing and with 460,000 TEU of ultra-large container vessels scheduled for delivery this year, capacity is going to massively outstrip demand in 2019.

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Rail strike rumbles closer

More transport problems could be unleashed, adding to the ongoing merchant haulage crisis, if staff at the UK’s biggest rail freight carrier vote for strike action in long-standing dispute.

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Southampton working to clear backlog

DP World, owner of Southampton container port has issued an update outlining the root cause of the delays and their recovery plans to try and get the port back on track.

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Shipping alliances investigated by EU

The European Commission is seeking views from stakeholders regarding the existing exemption of container shipping consortia from European Union antitrust rules that ban anticompetitive agreements between companies.

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Turkey freight challenges

The difficulties facing the Turkish economy are varied and well-documented and may have some impact on the country’s logistics, as imports slow and exports become more challenging.

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The world’s biggest ship, line, alliance, industry……

Leading the way for a global shipping industry that is bigger and more consolidated than ever: The Mumbai Maersk has broken the record for the largest amount of cargo ever stowed after leaving Malaysia last week with 19,038 TEU aboard.

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Shippers find ways to beat North Europe delays

Shippers from Asia are increasingly considering the potential of southern European ports as intermodal bottlenecks continue to delay container delivery through some of the Northern gateways.

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Felixstowe disruption continues

Although service levels at the terminal have improved, disruption may continue for a further two months.

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China’s New Advance Manifest Rules

In further efforts to improve their ability to detect suspicious shipments prior to their physical arrival in China, The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) has adjusted the advanced manifest rules for import and exports, effective from the 1st June 1, 2018. 

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American shippers facing massive disruption

North American supply chains are experiencing massive disruption as bad weather continues to impact operations and port delays are exacerbated by a shortage of haulage capacity that is so bad, shippers are snooping to find potential hauliers.

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